China exports warship to Pak., to be deployed in Indian Ocean

What is the News? China has handed over the first Type 054A/P frigate (warship) named PNS Tughril to Pakistan.  What is PNS Tughril? PNS Tughril is the largest and most advanced warship that China has ever exported. It is designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC). What are the key features of… Continue reading China exports warship to Pak., to be deployed in Indian Ocean

Goa Maritime Conclave – 2021

What is the News? The 3rd edition of Goa Maritime Conclave was successfully conducted at Goa. The Indian Navy showed the visiting countries the first-hand demonstration of Deep Submergence and Rescue Vessel (DSRV) capabilities About Goa Maritime Conclave Organized by: Indian Navy under the aegis of Naval War College, Goa Aim: To bring together the… Continue reading Goa Maritime Conclave – 2021

An Indian sail to navigate the maritime environment

Source: The Hindu Relevance: On maritime security Synopsis: India’s leadership in the debate on maritime security has boosted its standing as a key player in the shared commons. Background A high level open debate was conducted by the UN Security Council (UNSC) on 9th August 2021. Its theme was “Enhancing Maritime Security: A Case For… Continue reading An Indian sail to navigate the maritime environment

Choppy Waters

Source: Hindu Relevance: Understanding UNCLOS and India’s vision of maritime security. Synopsis: India recently hosted the UNSC summit on maritime security. With such importance being given to the topic, understanding UNCLOS also becomes important. Problems with UNCLOS: There is friction among many countries because of abuse of maritime rights & disrespect of territorial rights of… Continue reading Choppy Waters

PM Modi outlines five-point framework for maritime security debate at UNSC

Source : The Hindu, Indian express, Mint, Times of India What is the news? Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a debate on maritime security at UNSC. 5 Principle Framework from India– Indian PM laid down the framework: Removal of barriers to maritime trade: First framework called for removal of barriers to maritime trade, in this… Continue reading PM Modi outlines five-point framework for maritime security debate at UNSC

Securing the Indian ocean

Source: Indian express Relevance: Strengthening maritime security Synopsis: Maintaining and strengthening maritime security is a key concern for India. With an open debate on the issue in UNSC, India has a chance to showcase that maritime security requires a multi-dimensional and multi-stakeholder approach. Context India has convened an open debate of the UN Security Council… Continue reading Securing the Indian ocean

India, Sri Lanka and Maldives to collaborate on security

Source: The Hindu What is the news? India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives have agreed to work on “four pillars” of security cooperation, in a recent virtual meeting of top security officials of the three countries. Background The discussion comes nine months after India’s National Security Adviser visited Colombo for deliberations with the Secretary to Sri… Continue reading India, Sri Lanka and Maldives to collaborate on security

An opportunity for India to pitch for holistic maritime security

Source: Indian Express Relevance: India’s role in steering the debate on maritime peace and security at UNSC. Synopsis: India undertakes the rotating Presidency of the UN Security Council. India has an opportunity to ensure that the global debate on maritime peace and security is approached more holistically, rather than focussing just on the security aspect… Continue reading An opportunity for India to pitch for holistic maritime security